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Stacy Woodson

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Stacy Woodson is a multi-award-winning crime fiction writer and a US Army veteran. Memories of her time in the military are often a source of inspiration for her stories. She made her crime fiction debut in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine’s Department of First Stories and won the 2018 Readers Award. lt is the second time in the award’s 34-year history that a debut story took first place. Since her debut, she has placed over thirty stories in anthologies and publications. Stacy is a two-time Derringer award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction (three-time nominee), a quarterfinalist for Screencraft’s best cinematic short story as well as a Daphne du Maurier award winner for best unpublished novel. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and when she’s not writing, she works as background talent for movies and television. Past proiects include Showtime’s Homeland, Amazon’s Jack Ryan, AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and Wonder Woman 1984. You can visit her at

Other Awards

Ellery Queen Readers Award

2x Derringer Award (3x nominee)

Daphne du Maurier Award

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